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U.S. border agents will not speak to lawmakers about girl's death

Reuters News - December 17, 2018 - 10:10pm
U.S. Border Patrol agents who detained a 7-year-old Guatemalan migrant girl who later died in federal custody will not speak with U.S. lawmakers investigating her death, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said on Monday, citing their union membership.
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Asia stocks slide as global growth worries deepen

Reuters News - December 17, 2018 - 9:49pm
Asian share markets slumped on Tuesday as heightened concerns about a slowing global economy sent Wall Street stocks skidding to their lowest levels in more than a year.
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Migrant woman who fled tear gas at U.S. border stopped in group asking asylum

Reuters News - December 17, 2018 - 9:34pm
Fifteen Honduran migrants, mainly teens but including a mother photographed running with her daughters from tear gas several weeks ago, were held up on the U.S. side of the border with Mexico on Monday and denied the chance to ask for asylum, a Reuters witness and advocates said.
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Qualcomm says Apple violating Chinese court order, despite new software

Reuters News - December 17, 2018 - 9:16pm
Qualcomm Inc said it believes Apple Inc remains in violation of a Chinese court's orders to stop selling iPhones despite a software update that Apple pushed on Monday.
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World stocks slide as global growth worries deepen

Reuters News - December 17, 2018 - 8:11pm
Asian share markets stumbled on Tuesday as heightened concerns about a slowing global economy sent Wall Street stocks skidding to their lowest levels in more than a year.
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Economic parity between the sexes looks stagnant: report

Reuters News - December 17, 2018 - 7:34pm
Growth of economic equality between the sexes appears to be stalling globally as proportionately fewer women join the workforce than men, and artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies are rife with gender gaps, according to a World Economic Forum report released on Monday.
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China's pre-Christmas church crackdown raises alarm

BBC News - December 17, 2018 - 7:26pm
The arrest of a prominent and outspoken pastor sparks new alarm about China's control of religion.
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Wondrous extinct flying reptiles boasted rudimentary feathers

Reuters News - December 17, 2018 - 7:12pm
A microscopic examination of fossils from China has revealed that the fur-like body covering of pterosaurs, the remarkable flying reptiles that lived alongside dinosaurs, was actually made up of rudimentary feathers.
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Women shave their heads to protest lawyer's detention in China

BBC News - December 17, 2018 - 7:04pm
The husband of one of the women has been imprisoned without trial since 2015.
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Statue of Liberty climber guilty of trespassing for immigration protest

Reuters News - December 17, 2018 - 7:04pm
A woman who climbed the Statue of Liberty's stone pedestal to protest U.S. immigration policy declared in federal court on Monday she would do it again to call attention to the plight of families separated at the border and was found guilty of trespassing.
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Scott Johnson death: It's 'inconceivable' my brother killed himself

BBC News - December 17, 2018 - 6:40pm
Australian police offer a $1m reward information about the 27-year-old's death in 1988.
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Oracle sees strong third quarter on cloud strength, share rise

Reuters News - December 17, 2018 - 6:40pm
Oracle Corp on Monday forecast current-quarter profit above estimates after growth in its cloud services and license support unit helped the business software maker surpass Wall Street expectations for the second quarter.
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J&J moves to limit impact of Reuters report on asbestos in Baby Powder

Reuters News - December 17, 2018 - 6:25pm
Johnson & Johnson on Monday scrambled to contain fallout from a Reuters report that the healthcare conglomerate knew for decades that cancer-causing asbestos lurked in its Baby Powder, taking out full-page newspaper ads defending its product and practices, and readying its chief executive for his first television interview since investors erased tens of billions of dollars from the company’s market value.
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No Uber or Airbnb in South Korea: Red tape, risk-aversion hobble start-ups

Reuters News - December 17, 2018 - 6:13pm
When Choi Ba-da pitched his car-sharing firm Luxi to Hyundai Motor officials in 2017, he told them there would be no future for South Korea's top automaker if it failed to embrace emerging technologies.
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CBS fires CEO Leslie Moonves and denies $120 million severance

Reuters News - December 17, 2018 - 6:13pm
CBS Corp said on Monday it has fired Leslie Moonves for cause and has denied a $120 million severance package as it girds for a likely legal battle with its former chief executive who has been accused of sexual harassment and assault that allegedly took place before and after he joined the company.
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Ex-FBI chief Comey says Trump undermines rule of law with 'lies'

Reuters News - December 17, 2018 - 5:56pm
Former FBI Director James Comey on Monday accused U.S. President Donald Trump of undermining the rule of law in the United States by lying about the FBI, and he urged Republican lawmakers to "stand up and speak the truth" about Trump's behavior.
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Oil falls, U.S. crude dips below $50 on oversupply fears

Reuters News - December 17, 2018 - 5:41pm
Oil prices fell more than 2 percent on Monday, with U.S. crude tumbling below $50 a barrel, on signs of oversupply in the United States and as investor concern over global economic growth and fuel demand grows.
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CBS denies former CEO Leslie Moonves $120 million severance

Reuters News - December 17, 2018 - 5:34pm
CBS Corp said on Monday it will not pay Leslie Moonves a $120 million severance package as it girds for a likely legal battle with its former chief executive who has been accused of sexual harassment and assault that allegedly took place before and after he joined the company.
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S&P 500 hits 14-month low on economic jitters ahead of Fed meeting

Reuters News - December 17, 2018 - 5:29pm
Wall Street's major indexes all slid more than 2 percent on Monday, with the benchmark S&P 500 closing at its lowest in 14 months, on concerns about slowing economic growth ahead of a highly anticipated decision from the Federal Reserve this week on the course of U.S. interest-rate hikes.
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Renault-Nissan board meets amid deepening leadership crisis

Reuters News - December 17, 2018 - 5:26pm
Renault and Nissan executives will gather on Tuesday for a board meeting of their car making alliance, two sources said, amid tensions over the future of the partnership in the wake of Chairman Carlos Ghosn's arrest last month.
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